More trails and more snowmaking

Now this is what I like to hear: good snowmaking weather has allowed Killington in Vermont to offer top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding.

Its report: “At this time, skiing and riding is top to bottom on primarily ungroomed, advanced terrain only off Killington Peak and down a section of Snowdon Mountain. Skiers and riders are making turns from the top of the Killington Peak to the base of the North Ridge Triple with the option to continue down to K-1 Base. Simply follow Middle Great Northern, Middle Chute and Lower Bunny Buster to return to the Lodge.”

Mount Snow in Vermont has its snowguns blowing. Its report: ” It appears the wet bulb temps are trending in the right direction and once they reach the “go temp” of 25 degrees, we are going to fire-up the guns and go hard for as long as weather allows. All snowmaking efforts will be geared towards Cascade, Long John, Canyon, The Gulch, Mine Shaft, Beaver Hill and Deer Run. The overall goal is to put the pedal to the medal and get a productive window of snowmaking in effort to be open by Thanksgiving.”

Sugarbush in central Vermont plans to open on Saturday. Check out the snowmaking on its live cam.

If you planning to ski or ride The Bush this winter, here’s a great early season seal that is only available in November. A four-pack of tickets for $199. It’s a good deal when you consider that a midweek ticket will cost you $84; a 1-day weekend or holiday ticket will be $89!  Even better, there are no blackout dates. Details here.

It’s still early for most skiers and snowboarders to head up north.

Snowmaking has allowed Woodbury to open up its main slopes. Screen grab from its web came was taken this morninSo if you're itching to make snow turns, head up to the small Woodbury ski area and try their fresh machine made snow.

Woodbury is charging $39 for four-hours of skiing and snowboarding; best deal is from 5 to 9 p.m. for 30 bucks. Make sure you call 203-263-2203 before heading there.

Jim Shay